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bilby commented on the word strawberry jam
You could well be right. I came across the reference to strawberry jam when I was looking at this fascinating page.
The version of 'The Paratrooper' I cited was from a Dutch collection of songs for Scouts, of all things. Now all we need are some fascinating witches :-)
November 29, 2008
plethora commented on the word strawberry jam
Hee! I loved singing that song as a kid.
And isn't there another verse at the start?
He joined the paratroopers for the fancy uniform
He jumped from forty thousand feet without a parachute . . . . . . (3 Times)
But he ain’t gonna jump no more.
Gory gory what a hellava way to die . . . . . . (3 Times)
And he ain’t gonna jump no more.
He landed on the tarmac like a blob of strawberry jam . . . . . .
They scraped him from the tarmac with a bread and butter knife . . . . . .
They put him in an envelope and sent him home to Mum . . . . . .
She put him in a matchbox up upon the mantle piece . . . . . .
The moral of this story is don’t jump without a ‘chute . . . . . . (3 Times)
Or you will jump no mooooooore.
- 'The Paratrooper', traditional.
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